Europe deploys Takuba task force in Mali as France draws down troops

France’s military camps in Mali are going quiet as Paris winds down its security presence in the restive West African country, but there is one notable exception. What was once a quaint army base in France’s Barkhane anti-jihadist operation is Read More …

Germany: Police seize bomb-making supplies in far-right raid

Police arrested four people and seized bomb-making supplies during raids targeting suspected far-right extremists in the western German city of Cologne on Thursday. Officers searched the homes of four men allegedly belonging to the far-right extremist scene. Police said the Read More …

Pakistan Navy EOD participates in 8th multinational exercise NUSRET 2021 at Turkey

Pakistan Navy participated in 8th multinational special operations exercise ‘NUSRET 2021’ at Canakkale, Turkey. PN Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team participated alongwith teams of other countries under the auspices of Turkish authorities. Teams from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Iraq, Read More …

Inside the Army’s new training program for special operations bomb techs

After scanning the doorway ahead, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech dropped to his knees and brought his attention to the loose brown soil in front of him now blurred by out-of-focus night vision goggles. A quick adjustment to the Read More …

CIA officer killed in Somali raid on suspected al-Shabaab bomb-maker

A CIA officer died during a raid in Somalia last month targeting a key extremist thought to be responsible for an attack that killed an American soldier in Kenya last year, local intelligence officials have told the Guardian. The officer Read More …

U.S. Navy asks industry for stealthy ways to neutralize underwater sea mines without tipping-off the enemy

U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for enabling technologies to neutralize low-observable underwater explosives from over-the-horizon ranges and undetected by enemy forces. Officials of the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va., issued an updated solicitation (N00014-20-S-B003) on Friday for Read More …